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Monday, February 11, 2013

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  • ALLYBUG007
    Hi Kris! Good to see you again! emoticon I guess I have that "all or nothing" mentality and I feel like I can't put my whole heart into it then I sabotage myself and give up. I need to get my "Spark" book out and get to reading it again to help me realize that even a little at a time is better than nothing. I feel held back by the pain right now, even the 12 minutes was a chore and I couldn't sleep afterward.

    I haven't been checked for Vitamin D deficiency. I have had blood drawn multiple times showing no abnormalities (except the functional IBS that I have), but that's not to say that they even looked at vitamin levels. I will ask about that at my next follow up visit. Right now I'm on generic zoloft, lamictal, and nortriptylin at bedtime. I feel like a hamster on a wheel!!

    Beni, it's so funny that you say that! A customer at work mentioned today how much she loves our crew bc we're so "normal"! I never ever thought such!!! Reading about lumbar stenosis, it does sound familiar to my pain. It is less down my backside and more wrapped around into my hips now. The physical therapist mentioned some possible inflammation of the SI joint. The chiropractor mentioned facet syndrome. A lot of talk and temporary relief, but I can't afford these multiple treatments for the rest of my life. I am glad now that I spoke with the lawyer considering how long it's taking to recover from such a minor accident. After I hurt my back at work the year before, I guess I was more sensitive to injuries. It had only been a few months since I was released from that incident when I got rear ended.

    I digress!! We have our whole lives to try, try, try. I'm thinking of doing another short workout video tonight, then eating a light dinner, and taking my meds so I can sleep well. Got an early, busy day tomorrow. I'm playing boss at work lol! Thank you so much for the advice!! It's given me lots to think about. emoticon

    Considering the back pain... I used to love exercising on the elliptical. Is that going to be tough on my back? I'm looking to buy some at home equipment, but I want to make sure it isn't going to do more harm than good! May have to just get a recumbent bike!

    1893 days ago
    Hi - I have missed you!!!

    As far as the back is concerned, and I KNOW that this might sound strange, but it wouldn't hurt for you to ask your Dr to check your Vitamin D level. If it is quite low it CAN affect our pain levels, and also our mood. It is certainly worth checking!

    As far as workouts are concerned, one of the easiest ways for me to get some is to put my laundry and groceries away one at a time. Today, as an example, I managed to get in a 1/2 hr, but that including taking some rubbish out to the wheelie bin, and some prunings next door to the big skip to get disposed of. The beauty of this is that the inside stuff isn't influenced by weather, there is even ground to walk on, I can sit down if pain sets in (Scoliosis and Arthritis of the Spine), and if I get fatigued I can sit until I feel up to getting going again. Also, and probably one of the most important factors is that it doesn't seem like work, but it also doesn't seem like exercise. To me that HAS to be a win/win situation :-)

    Kris xx
    1893 days ago
  • -BENI-
    Oh Terrie Terrie, you are more normal than you realize. I can't tell you how many times I've started over. Matter of fact, your first paragraph I feel like I wrote it! And I'm starting again one more time.
    Trying over and over means we want it. We just haven't figured out quite how to get there.
    About your back have you been checked for having lumbar stenosis? Your symptoms sound very familiar to that.
    All I can say is what I am telling myself to try try try again. I see you worked out some today - that's great! I have the hardest time getting myself to work out!
    Keep at it, you'll get there one of these days!

    Another thing... since you don't have a lot to lose why don't you break it up. Instead of saying I have 25 pounds to lose say I want to lose 5 pounds by May then another 5 pounds. Maybe it won't seem so hard then.
    I'm trying -keyword - to do mine in 20 lb increments. It's going to take forever, but hey, forever is what I have ...I guess.
    1893 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/11/2013 10:43:02 PM
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